EASY Back to School Breakfasts
Ok- On the first day of school the kids are excited to go and see their friends and meet their teachers. After that, not so much. Getting the kids up and moving can be a challenge throughout the year. One of my biggest challenges is getting them to eat. My kids are at the ages where they can make some of their own breakfasts while I’m packing lunches or getting dressed. This is great! It’s teaching them responsibility, but it saves me so much time. This summer my 10 year old has been making scrambled eggs in the morning for himself. I love that he’s doing that, but that won’t work when school starts because I have to really watch him close. He alway seems to have some issues. Having some easy meals that they love available is a huge bonus because it really encourages them to step up and do it themselves. Here are some things I have around that they can get for themselves.
1. Homemade waffles When I make waffles I always make a double batch. I put the extras in a baggie and freeze. In the morning my kids can pull one out and pop it in the toaster oven.
2. Hard boiled eggs and toast I make about 6 hardboiled eggs at a time. I peel them and stick them in a bowl in the refrigerator. When my kids get up in the morning, they can open the container and grab an egg out.
3. Muffins and fruit I love muffins. They are so simple and easy. I can make them while the kids are at school so they’ll be ready for snack or breakfast. Your kids can eat, and should, eat fruit every morning. I make sure and wash the grapes and cut the melons so they are easy to grab.
4. Banana roll This is a tortilla with peanut butter. Add a banana and roll it up. So simple, but my kids love it! They sometimes add jelly.
5. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich This is a great and easy breakfast. You can really eat these anytime of day, can’t you? My kids also put peanut butter and jelly on waffles or left over pancakes from breakfast for dinner night.
6. Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls and Breakfast Sandwiches My kids loves these things. Every time we go visit my mom’s house they have these for breakfast every morning. I love it because I can sleep in and they can prepare it themselves. After I got back from Publix, I couldn’t even get them in the freezer without my kids grabbing them out of my hands.
My younger son loves the sausage, egg and cheese sandwiches. He’s 7 and can throw it in the microwave himself.
Now you have over a week of meals when those mornings are super busy or your kids had a late night at practices and are dragging. You can find a lot more recipe ideas at the Jimmy Dean Pinterest Page so make sure you check that out too. What are your favorite breakfasts that the kids can make themselves?
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